Artist StatementMy work grows out of a lifelong passion for natural spaces. In my painting, I connect to the feeling of freedom I had as a child roaming the fields and hills around my family’s farm house in Marriottsville, Maryland (prior to the overdevelopment of Howard County), and the calm that comes from places where you can experience a sense of the vastness of the land, sky and sea. I turn away from the human-made world and allow myself to explore that feeling of entering a space that is bigger than I am, a place without people, where light and the ebb and flow of attention can change the meaning of what we are experiencing as we move alone through a wild space. The physical and psychological energy of a place, and the impact that energy has on the human spirit, mind, and body, has always fascinated me. My paintings are landscapes of the imagination, interpretations or a response to nature filtered through memory and time, and guided by the creative process. I try to capture the dynamic interaction of imagination and sensual experience as I move through the landscape, and as it moves from day to night. My process when painting is intuitive and improvisational. I am interested in the effects of paint on canvas, and my recent paintings range from minimalist evocations of sky, sea and land to nuanced, layered, and textured explorations of the effects of paint, color, and pattern. Meaning arises as the viewer enters the world of the painting, which is as ever-changing, wild, and enigmatic as the natural world that inspired it.
Tracy Lambros lives and works in Baltimore and from her studio on Hooper’s Island- Maryland. While she does not confine herself to one medium or genre, her focus is oil painting with works that are intuition and process driven. They range from purely abstract to those that are often evocative of nature: land, sky, and sea.
She earned a BFA (Photography) and an MFA (Painting) from Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). Her early creative passions were photography and abstract drawing. She lived in Manhattan for nearly a decade (including a year on a houseboat in the Hudson River) where she worked in photography/advertising and maintained a studio. Her work was exhibited in galleries and alternative spaces in New York City and was included in The World’s Women On-line! electronic media wall created for presentation at the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, and in an exhibition at the Aichi Prefecture Museum in Japan. Ms. Lambros also lived in California. Her travels throughout that region, especially Big Sur and La Jolla, as well as time spent on the coasts of Maine, Maryland, and Virginia inspired her to turn to painting.
Three "nocturne" paintings by Lambros will be on view through February 17, 2019 in the Night: 28th Annual Juried Exhibition (Jurors: Adah Rise Bitterbaum and Erwinn Timmers) at Strathmore Hall in North Bethesda. Her recent painting Eventide 2 (from the collection of David and Stacey Abeles) is currently on view at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts 2019 Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition (Juror: Eric Key) through April 7, 2019. A recent Untitled oil painting was selected by Juror Ben Simons for inclusion in the 2019 Winter Members Exhibition at Circle Gallery in Annapolis. Her new oil painting Eventide 1 (from the collection of David and Stacey Abeles) was selected from 1900 works submitted by NYC artist Ronnie Landfield to be included in the 2018 National Juried Exhibition at First Street Gallery in New York City and was also exhibited at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts 2018 Cumberland Valley Artists Exhibition juried by Jack Rasmussen. Two oil paintings Eventide 4 and Tar Bay were selected by Melissa Staiger, Director of Trestle Workshops, NYC for inclusion in the Water Works Exhibition on view online at Curve Gallery. Her painting Clearing was selected by Juror Dean Dalfonzo for inclusion in Stormy Weather, an online exhibition at Curve Gallery. Two of her photographs were selected by Juror Jennifer Brundage for the Big Fun Art exhibition at the Ann Marie Sculpture Garden and Art Center in Dowell, Maryland. Recent paintings were exhibited at the Academy Art Museum, the Annapolis Maritime Museum and Circle Gallery/ Maryland Federation of Art. Paintings from her Natural/Unnatural and Infinity Series were on long time display MICA’s Bunting Center. Her works have been included in numerous exhibitions, including solo shows at the Gregorio Gallery, Angelfall’s Studio and the John Fonda Gallery, and are widely collected.
Ms. Lambros has curated exhibitions and done extensive art consulting, fine arts collections management, special events, and community based art projects for Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and for private and corporate clients.